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Le Moulinal Mine, Rayssac, Alban, Tarn, Occitanie, Francei
Regional Level Types
Le Moulinal MineMine
Rayssac- not defined -
Alban- not defined -
TarnDepartment
OccitanieRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
43° 49' 23'' North , 2° 25' 35'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rayssac314 (2016)1.3km
Paulinet595 (2016)2.9km
Mont-Roc182 (2016)5.1km
Saint-Pierre-de-Trivisy642 (2016)6.9km
Alban928 (2016)7.7km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Midi-Pyrénées
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mine du Moulinal


A huge fluorite vein (1400m in length, 10m in width) with many small parallel veins, hosted in cambrian black schists. It is the eastern part of a long structure including the Mont-Roc Mine.
This vein was mined during antiquity (for copper and iron) but was only rediscovered in 1943. It was operated (for fluorite) from 1943 until 2005, first underground then in a large quarry from 1984. During the operation, 900,000 tons of fluorite were worked out!

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Agardite-(La) ?
Formula: LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Collection Patrice Queneau
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: desescaut.jy@voila.fr
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Carbonatecyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Reference: desescaut.jy@voila.fr
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Jean-Marie Laurent specimen
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
Delafossite
Formula: CuFeO2
Reference: desescaut.jy@voila.fr
Emplectite
Formula: CuBiS2
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: desescaut.jy@voila.fr
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: desescaut.jy@voila.fr
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: desescaut.jy@voila.fr
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Pitorre F. (1998), Mines et minéraux d'Alban-le-Fraysse et de Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, n° 19, pp: 41-47

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Emplectite2.HA.05CuBiS2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Delafossite4.AB.15CuFeO2
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Carbonatecyanotrichite7.DE.10Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Agardite-(La) ?8.DL.15LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 2
Emplectite3.7.5.2CuBiS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
ABX2
Delafossite7.1.1.1CuFeO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Carbonatecyanotrichite16b.7.7.1Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Agardite-(La) ?-LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O CupriteCu2O
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O SideriteFeCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O DelafossiteCuFeO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
O Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S EmplectiteCuBiS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe DelafossiteCuFeO2
CuCopper
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu EmplectiteCuBiS2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu DelafossiteCuFeO2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
Cu Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
LaLanthanum
La Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi EmplectiteCuBiS2

References

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PIERROT R., PICOT P., FORTUNE J.-P., TOLLON F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM.

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